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Erin C. McKiernan

A post for all those scorpion fans out there! We have a lot of scorpions here in Cuernavaca, and in the state of Morelos in general. There are at least 16 resident species, some of which are fairly benign and others... Continue Reading →

For the past few months, I've been neglecting Cuerna Critters. To make up for it, I've put together some of my favorite shots from 2014. My favorites this year were the butterflies and moths. The shots below are shown in... Continue Reading →

Society for Neuroscience responds to open letter

On August 21, 2014, we sent an open letter to SfN about their new open access journal, eNeuro. Today, SfN contacted me directly by email with the following response. Since their email was in response to open correspondence, did not... Continue Reading →

Response from Gordon Nelson, President of CSSP

The following is a response from Gordon Nelson, President of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP), to my open letter. I received this response from Dr. Nelson by email on September 18, 2014. He has granted me permission to... Continue Reading →

Open letter to Gordon Nelson, President of CSSP

This is an open letter to Gordon Nelson, President of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP). I delivered this letter to Dr. Nelson by email on September 18, 2014. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Dr. Nelson, I am writing in response to... Continue Reading →

Open letter to the Society for Neuroscience

The following open letter has been delivered to the Society for Neuroscience and published online in The Winnower. Thanks to everyone who contributed to writing the letter, shared with colleagues, and signed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Society for Neuroscience, This is an open letter concerning... Continue Reading →

SfN removes exclusive license requirement for eNeuro

Using the open letter to the AAAS as a template, this last Saturday (August 16), I drafted a letter to the Society for Neuroscience about their new open access journal, eNeuro. As with the AAAS letter, the letter to SfN... Continue Reading →

Open letter to the AAAS about their new journal, Science Advances

The following open letter has been delivered to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and published online in The Winnower. Thanks to Jon Tennant (@Protohedgehog) for leading this effort.  Thanks also to everyone who contributed to writing the... Continue Reading →

Last week, I visited Xochicalco - an amazing archaeological site in the state of Morelos in Mexico. The ruins date from ca. 700-900 A.D., and include both residential and ceremonial structures. Xochicalco was constructed in multiple levels atop high hills,... Continue Reading →

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